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Oscar Romero

Tim’s El Salvador Blog reminds us all that today marks the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero. As Tim points out…

“The image of Romero is everywhere in El Salvador, from a mural within the international airport which now bears his name, to the walls of houses in remote hamlets in the countryside.   It is evidence of how profound was the impact of this man of God who walked hand-in-hand with the oppressed and the poor in the country.  It was his commitment to justice rooted in faith which put him on the path to martyrdom at the hands of a death squad assassin.”

Go read it all here, plus check out the links offered to the Oscar Romero photo galleries.

UPDATE: Mike Allison over at his site Central American Politics adds his thoughts on Oscar Romero at 35 years. 

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